Sunday, November 11, 2007

Priests' Lung

I was burning a joss stick, and the smoke caught in the back of my throat. And I wondered, if you did that a lot, inhale incense that is, would you get some kind of medical condition? And that got me to thinking, is there such a medical condition as priests' lung, contracted through not only incense inhalation, but also spending an inordinate time in old, dusty and perhaps damp buildings?